Upcoming Seminars

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  December 13-16, 2019 Grove City, OH Dave Berger, MA, MFT, LCMHC, PT, SEP 

Course Information

BODYWORK & SOMATIC EDUCATION (BASE™) Module 4:
Somatic Relational Work

Basic BASE™ Training

 

Bodywork and Somatic Education™ (BASE™) is clinical, body-oriented approach to help clients overcome the emotional, relational and and physical effects of trauma. BASE™ provides psychotherapists and somatic practitioners with a versatile toolkit to use with individuals, couples, and families dealing with symptoms of trauma. The training is designed to: a) clear relational attunement b) help psychotherapists develop clinically and ethically appropriate hands-on touch skills, and c) to help bodyworkers and movement educators refine and expand their hands-on skills with a paradigm that focuses on expanding a client’s capacity without triggering cathartic overwhelm.

 

The body’s holding of psychological trauma and its importance as the vehicle for healing are now broadly recognized in academic, clinical and research settings. Physical and relational dysregulation, including persistent high arousal and dissociation, go hand in hand with developmental wounding, illness and shock trauma. When our interoceptive (internal state of the body) systems are signaling discomfort, pain or distress, we are in a self-perpetuating feedback loop that fuels dysregulation. This persistent state of high arousal causes both intrapersonal and interpersonal difficulties, such as feeling detached from the self and the world, relationship and work issues, learning problems, chronic pain, headaches, gastrointestinal problems, sleep issues, anxiety, PTSD and other challenges.

 

BASE™ brings two aspects of somatic work together:

  1. Somatic education: learning from the inside through the kinesthetic sense of self.

  2. Skilled touch: how to use ethically appropriate touch to facilitate and enable increased regulation in body tissues, organs and structures.

 

BASE™ teaches the use of non-touch somatic awareness strategies as an important tool for clinical attunement, assessing trauma and working with a client’s internal state. The training is designed to support psychotherapists interested in adding touch work to their practices to become skilled in somatic therapy. Students learn movement and soma

 

Presenter

Dave Berger, MFT, PT, LCMHC, MA, SEP is a physical therapist and somatic psychotherapist. Dave is also a consultant and teacher of Somatic Experiencing®, a neurobehavioral intervention for recovery from the effects of emotional and physical trauma. Dave’s own BASE™: Bodywork and Somatic Education Training for trauma therapists is an integration of his life’s clinical work. As a therapist, teacher, consultant and mentor, Dave’s passion and commitment to deep healing guide his work. Click here to learn more about Dave.
 

Target Audience:

Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Psychiatrists (←only partial credit for MDs via APA), Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Dentists

 

Course Objectives:

  • The Body and Relational Work

  • Social Engagement Behaviors

  • Eyes—Bonding/Distancing, Emotions and the Body

  • Somatic Couples Work, Working with Couples, Attachment and Bonding

  • Somatic Tools for Sensory Motor Renegotiation

 

Agenda

Bodywork and Somatic Education™ (BASE™) For Trauma Practitioners

4, 4-day modules, 24 CE hours each module

96 CE hours total, for all 4 modules

 

BASE 4: December 13-16, 2019

24 CE hours

 

Friday 9:30-5:30  (6 hours)

1.5 hour 9:30-11 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: Social Engagement Behaviors: Eyes, Bonding, Distancing.

11-11:15 Break

1.25 hour 11:15-12:30 Practice Time: Strategies to work with Social Engagement Behaviors of eyes, bonding and distancing

12:30-2 Lunch

1.5 hour 2-3:30 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: Inhibiting Chronic Distress. Bringing together body usage and social engagement behaviors, assessment and body structures.

3:30-3:45 Break

1.5 hour 3:45-5:15 Practice Time: Body Usage and Inhibiting Chronic Distress for attachment and bonding.

.25 hour 5:15-5:30 Q & A, wrap up, review.

 

Saturday 9:30-5:30  (6 hours)

1.5 hour 9:30-11 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: Somatic Relational Couples work.

11-11:15 Break: 

1.25 hour 11:15-12:30: Demo: Somatic Couples work.

12:30-2 Lunch

1.5 hour 2-3:30 Deconstruction of Demo.

3:30-3:45 Break

1.5 3:45-5:15 Practice Time: Somatic Couples work.

.25 hour 5-5:30 Q & A, wrap up, review.

 

Sunday 9:30-5:30  (6 hours)

1.5 hour 9:30-11 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: Somatic Couples work Continued.

11-11:15 Break

1.25 hour 11:15- 12:30 Demo: Somatic Couples work.

12:30-2 Lunch

1.5 hour 2-3:30 Large group discussion: Deconstruction of somatic couples demo.

3:30-3:45 Break

1.5 hour 3:45-5:15 Practice Time: Somatic Couples work.

.25 hour 5-5:30 Q & A, wrap up, review.

 

Monday 9:30-5:30  (6 hours)

1.5 hour 9:30-11 Lecture, Experiential Exercises and Demo: Somatic Tools: Sensory Motor tools to promote sensory awareness and affect regulation

11-11:15 Break

1.25 hour 11:15-12:30 Practice Time: Experiment with sensory motor tools.

12:30-2 Lunch

1.5 hour 2-3:30 Lecture and discussion: Review of BASE training, future directions.

3:30-3:45 Break

1.25 hour 3:45-5 Q & A, wrap up, review.

.5 hour 5-5:30 Completion

 

 
 

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 24 CE hours.

 

Psychoanalysts

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (24) clock hours.

 

Social Workers

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 24 contact hours live.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (24) clock hours, #RCST110701

 

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.

Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.

IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (24) hours.

NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (24) contact hours.

NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (24) contact hours.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (24) clock hours, #RCST110701

TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. 24 clock hours. Provider #151
 

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. (24) contact hours

 

Chemical Dependency Counselors

CA: Provider approved by CCAPP Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (24) CEHs. CCAPP is an IC&RC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states.

TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (24) hours general hours). Expires 3/31/2020. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (524) 476-7297.

 

Educators

TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (24) CE Hours.

 

Nurses

CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP24224, for (24) contact hours. Some state nursing boards are reciprocal. Check with your licensing board to be sure.

 

 

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Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.